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Category Archive: Angry Grandpa Chrysler, BangShift Projects, Project Cars

Project Angry Grandpa: Putting Old Skills To New Uses (Or, How To Love Fixing Wiring Connectors)

The problems for the Angry Grandpa Chrysler started on the last day of the PRI show. As Lohnes and I were getting our cars warmed up in the morning before heading over to the convention center, two...

The 2017 Summary From BS Mid-West: Where Do Our Project Cars Stand?

It’s about time to start taking stock in what we’ve managed to accomplish this year with the project cars in the stable here in Kentucky. This year has been…well, I guess you could...

Help Us Name Our New Square Body Crew Cab Dually Project!

I’ve wanted a Chevrolet Crew Cab Dually since I was a kid. Probably since I was 10 or so, since we’d see them at the races all the time pulling gooseneck trailers and looking bad ass. Of...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Floor Patching, Subframe Connectors, And More!

It’s been six months since we put up any kind of word on the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia, and that’s actually a good thing for the most part. The car didn’t die and...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Second Round Of Work At BFNY Performance And Milan

When we last left our in-house project Chrysler action-wise, I had finished up running at ChallengerFest 8 and was pretty content with the performance of the big gold brick. It wasn’t running...

Introducing Project 2 Timer; BANGshift Resurrection Altered Wheelbase Chevy II!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos by Zak Hawthorne, Nick Licata & Darr Hawthorne) With recycling in so many parts of our lives, it surely extends into classic cars and repurposing hot rods...

Project Raven Imperial: We Have A Powertrain! Now, If It Will Just Quit Fighting Us…

Finally, after years of issues, our project 1983 Imperial has some good news: there is an engine and transmission waiting to be put into the engine bay! Given the luck the Imperial has had with...

Project Angry Grandpa: Helping Grandpa Get His Shift Back Together

No car is fallible. No matter how careful you are, no matter how much or how little you drive it, sooner or later the pile of parts that you cruise around in will have a fault that needs attending...

Project White Bread Hits The Dyno, Gets Flowmaster Exhaust, And Heads Back To The Dyno

Bimbo, aka Project White Bread, is our 2004 Suburban tow pig project. It’s as clean as it gets, and yet we couldn’t leave it stock. We are after all BANGshift.com. So the windows got...

Introducing BIMBO, AKA Project White Bread, Our New Tow Pig Chevrolet Suburban

Well, the $200 Hauler Chevrolet Suburban is officially dead, and my new tow pig is in the driveway. And they couldn’t be more different. The $200 Hauler was black, the new Suburban is...

Project Raven Imperial: A Re-Assessment Of Sorts For Our J-body

It’s been over a year since we’ve done anything with Project Raven, the 1983 Imperial coupe that I’ve had for five years now. The last update wasn’t good news: after taking a...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Slow Progress Is Still Progress!

The 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that is BangShift’s in-house Fox Body project has been progressing. Admittedly, much slower than we were anticipating work to move, but we aren’t a reality...

Project Angry Grandpa: ChallengerFest 8 And Grandpa’s First Time On Drag Radials

(Lead photo: Wes Edens) It’s not that I really need an excuse to bring out Project Angry Grandpa to race. Far from it…I’ve been enjoying romping on our dual-personality 2006...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step Two Is Making A Sacrifice To The Pony Car Gods

We are a couple of weeks into work on the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Mustang Ghia, and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, to be honest. We’ve had good days where we make progress and...